Pronunciation: (ō-id'ē-um), [key]
—pl. o•id•i•aPronunciation: (ō-id'ē-u). [key] Mycol.
1. one of the conidia that are borne in chains by certain fungi.
2. (in certain fungi) a thin-walled spore derived from the fragmentation of a hypha into its component cells.
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